Staff and volunteers at the Copperas Cove Public Library are busy preparing for February, which starts Thursday, but there are still a few events scheduled for the end of January.

First up at the tail end of January is the Double C Square Dance at 7 p.m. today. The dance will run until 10 p.m. and is open to anyone who would like to attend. If a potential attendee is new to square dancing, it may be a good idea to attend some lessons before the dance. Luckily, the Double C Square Dance group holds lessons at the library from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday to prepare people for the bi-monthly dances.

On Tuesday, the library will be hosting their weekly Toddler Time for ages 1 to 3 years old, which will start at 10 a.m.

The Toddler Time is paired with Story Time, which is at 10 a.m. Thursdays for children ages 3 to 5.

The library will also be offering e-book help from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The service is designed to help readers new to digital reading devices learn how to check out electronic books from the library over the internet.

On Wednesday, the library will be holding some special events for home-school students, allowing parents to visit the library for some educational activities from 1 to 3 p.m.

The library also offers after-school time for students from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Staff and volunteers are available to help with homework, recommend titles or provide educational toys and other resources.

New books on the shelves include:

  • “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked,” by Adam Alter.
  • “Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission,” by Barry Friedman.
  • “Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew,” by Michael D. Leinbach.

To find out what else is happening at the library, call 254-547-3826 or go to


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